Buzz Aldrin Survived Arctic Health Crisis

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On Dec 1st 2016, 86 year old former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was evacuated from the South Pole after his health deteriorated during a trip with a tourist group visiting the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

After being transported to Christchurch, the Antarctic program’s logistics hub in New Zealand, Aldrin was transferred to a local medical facility, where he was responding well to antibiotics and being kept overnight for observation. His condition was stable and his manager, who stayed with him, described him being “in good spirits,” according to an update from the tourism company.
His manager, Christina Korp, confirmed Aldrin was recovering. She later tweeted photos showing that Aldrin had earlier in the trip reached the South Pole, which was his goal.


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In an exclusive interview, Buzz Aldrin, 86, tells TODAY’s Al Roker about his visit to the South Pole and the health scare that cut it short. While hospitalized, Aldrin learned of the death of his friend and fellow astronaut John Glenn, whom he remembers as an “all-American guy.”
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Buzz Aldrin Talks South Pole Health Scare, Death Of ‘All-American Guy’ John Glenn | TODAY